C'est la Vie by Jennifer Babcock

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  1. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, almost 2 years ago

    I thought that Mona was banned from the kitchen. Anything more than brewing coffee or microwaving ramen noodles being beyond her abilities.

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 2 years ago

    One wonders if her mom ever tried to teach her how to cook.

  3. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, almost 2 years ago

    The sky is falling! The sky is falling! (No, really. You’ve all read or heard about the 33000 m.p.h. meteor that exploded over the southern Urals with the force of 20-30 Hiroshima atomic bombs?)
    Well, this is even worse!
    Even I (single old fart) can cook better than Mona!

  4. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 2 years ago

    re: sisyphos.

    Yes, I read about the 7 to 10 ton meteorite that smacked into Chebarkul lake 78km from Chelyabinsk at a maximum of 10,000mph, and thus with a kinetic energy of about 23 tons of TNT or 15 tons of dynamite. The sonic boom of its passage must have been like an ICBM. (If it had been 200,000 to 300,000 tons, it would have leveled part of the city as it passed by, not just broken 2.15 million square feet of windows on that side of the city.)
    The rock melted a neat round hole in the ice. The videos of the police checking it out showed them having driven large vehicles to points near the hole, indicating how thick the ice was.
    One wonders why no video footage from the town of Chebarkul. Admittedly, it probably was moving pretty slow by the time it got there, judging from the circular hole, rather than a long cut in the ice/snow, but someone must have seen it or a security camera must have seen it.
    Four days before that, a fireball was spotted over Sunriver at their Nature Observatory.
    The day of the Chelyabinsk event, a large meteorite was seen over San Francisco, despite the tremendous sky glow.

    One could get the idea that we have been passing through a debris field in space.

  5. Tantor

    Tantor said, almost 2 years ago

    no problemo, just open a tin of raviolis

  6. Lonnie Cavenee

    Lonnie Cavenee GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago


    I’ve eaten at Chef Boyardee’s many a time.

  7. ratdogbert

    ratdogbert said, almost 2 years ago

    re: Nabuquduriuzhur
    >>>>with a kinetic energy of about 23 tons of TNT or 15 tons of dynamite.

    That’s hardly a Hiroshima bomb let alone 30 of them. That’s not even a Pakistani/Indian/north Korean DUD fission bomb.

    Those are calculated to be (in the case of Trinity and Hiro/Nagasaki) 12-20 kilotons of TNT. in other words… 20,000 TONS.

    20,000 TONS of TNT is equal to 40,000,000 (million!) pounds of TNT. 23 tons is 46,000 POUNDS. That’s more like a semi full of fertilizer loaded to the gills and soaked in nitromethane.

    And 30x the force of Hiroshima? that’s 600 kiloton. Over HALF a megaton. About the same yield as what sits on our Trident Missiles in the subs – except there are a re between 4 and 10 warheads (depending if they are 400kt or 2 megaton bombs).

    So that means 600,000 tons of TNT (at 30x Japan highest yield Japan bomb) = 1 billion, 200 million pounds of TNT. AKA… 1,200,000,000 pounds of TNT.

    THAT is 30x at 20kt fission bomb. Not 23 tons.

    Also… the difference between TNT and dynamite is not as you have listed. 1 kilo of dynamite as patented is 5MJ of energy. TNT = 4MJs per kilo. That’s a 1.25 factor. That equals 18.75 tons, as per your incorrect example, for 15 TNT, vs dynamite, NOT 23.

    You listed a factor of 1.55.

    If you’re referring to old ammonium Dupont grade, old style ammonium nitrate, that’s 85% – invented ~20 years later to evade the patent (which would have been expired anyway by then).

  8. ratdogbert

    ratdogbert said, almost 2 years ago

    Sorry Jennifer! Didn’t mean to hijack the comic! I just hate perpetration of hideous arithmetic, let alone the perpetuation of it!!

    Some idiot, somewhere, will read it and think with 15 tons of TNT, he can blow up a city like we did in Japan… (duh…)
    What’s even worse, is that fragments of that meteor are selling for $2500 per GRAM. Gold is selling for $1500 per OUNCE! (troy ounce… but close enough to a standard ounce for this discussion).

  9. ratdogbert

    ratdogbert said, almost 2 years ago

    BY THE WAY… Mr. “Nabuquduriuzhur” — for a self-described SCIENTIST – who has the audacity to author a book (regardless of your opinion) based on your “credentials” – one which requires you to be able to calculate the impact of basic thermal dynamics, even using simple arithmetic and basic algebra, for CO2, heat reflection, heat retention, core sample temperature examples at and below the established Permafrost Depths…
    and you can’t even calculate the simple value of a detonation equivalency? I reviewed your “Challenge” to Climate Change in the book that I found posted on Amazon (anyone can find it — click on that ridiculous moniker, which seems to spend a lot of time on various science fiction forums, and you’ll find Mr. Hunt’s name and list of publications all by yourself!)

    Let’s hope my review shows up. Especially since it points back here, and might get Jennifer some new fans of CLV!


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